Wilkes-Barre is a city in Luzerne County, 20 miles from Scranton. It’s surrounded by the Pocono Mountains, the Susquehanna River, the Endless Mountains, and the Lehigh Valley. The city is located by three interstates and is only two hours away from New York City.
Wilkes -Barre is an outdoor lover’s paradise with endless parks and trails to explore. Outdoor events are happening every week and throughout the year as the community comes together for family fun and celebration.
The city has a large workforce, dedicated to preserving a peaceful way of life. Downtown boasts great shopping areas and wonderful restaurants to give you a taste of many cuisines. The surrounding neighborhoods bring locals to the city for fun and fancy, and they support the local economy.
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Here’s some cool information and fun facts about Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Native tribes lived in the area long before the arrival of European explorers and the Iroquois people sold their lands to Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Captain John Durkee named the area Wilkes-Barre after John Wilkes and Issacs Barre, two members of the British Parliament. The town was settled in 1769 by the 19th century, coal was discovered. This attracted thousands of immigrants to work and mine in the area giving Wilkes-Barre the nickname “The Diamond City.” The city was prosperous and became incorporated in 1871. More industry developed and forever put this great city on the map.
Today, the total population of this historic American city is 40,766 people.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, The racial makeup is:
- 63.1% White
- 19.1% Hispanic
- 13.8% African American
- 0.4% Native American
- 2.1% Asian
The median household income is $35,485.
- Professional bodybuilder Frank Zane grew up in Wilkes-Barre, later becoming a three-time Mr. Olympia. He is one of only three men to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- 1995 Nobel Peace Prize winner in Medicine Edward B. Lewis was born and raised in the city.
- Rose Cecil O’Neill was born in Wilkes-Barre on June 25th, 1874. She was a cartoonist and illustrator who created the character Kewpie, the most recognized cartoon character until Mickey Mouse.
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